This course covers the information systems life cycle in terms of technologies, social impact, and management. Prototyping, software reuse, testing, life-cycle costs, software development life cycle (SDLC), and development methodologies are discussed.
- Identify common applications of computers in business and industry
- Distinguish between the Internet and the World Wide Web and describe the features of each
- Describe the functions of the main hardware components of a computer system
- Distinguish between application software and system software, and identify examples of each type
- Identify the main components and applications of communications systems
- Identify the main components and applications of information and data management systems
- Describe the main steps in both system development and program development (SDLC)
- Identify and describe careers in the Information Technology industry
- Discuss ethical issues and how computers have made an impact on society
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
Faculty office hours: faculty is available outside class hours by appointment, via email, and at scheduled times.
Advising: faculty and career counselors are available to assist students with their career directions and questions.